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CNJ DR 4-4-15 #77 - Central RR of New Jersey
Title:  CNJ DR 4-4-15 #77 - Central RR of New Jersey
Description:  Built by Baldwin in 1948 for the Central RR of New Jersey, this model was the 1500 hp "Babyface" similar to the EMD E & F units as compared to the other body style, the distinctive "Sharknose" model. An unknown photographer caught #77 in the Jersey City Terminal Yard with the unit showing some overall wear.
Photo Date:  7/1/1964  Upload Date: 9/25/2016 2:55:55 AM
Location:  Jersey City, NJ
Author:  Gary Everhart
Categories:  Roster,Yard
Locomotives:  CNJ 77(DR4-4-15)
Views:  731   Comments: 3
MP 202 at MP's 23rd St yard opposite Union Station
Title:  MP 202 at MP's 23rd St yard opposite Union Station
Description:  The MP owned four sets of these rare "babyface" units. Only other railroads operating these diesels were the New York Central and Central RR of Pennsylvania (CNJ Subsidiary)
Photo Date:  3/28/1951  Upload Date: 9/6/2010 10:40:25 PM
Location:  Saint Louis, MO
Author:  Lew Schneider
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MP 202(DR4-4-15)
Views:  2003   Comments: 5
MP 205
Title:  MP 205
Description: 
Photo Date:  5/1/1954  Upload Date: 10/26/2007 10:13:40 PM
Location:  Texarkana, TX
Author:  Eric Larson
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MP 205(DR4-4-15)
Views:  1864   Comments: 1
EJ&E Baldwin Sharks
Title:  EJ&E Baldwin Sharks
Description: 
Photo Date:  3/1/1955  Upload Date: 4/4/2009 10:31:29 PM
Location:  Unknown, IL
Author:  Unknown
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  EJE 700(DR4-4-15)
Views:  2982   Comments: 4
EJE 700
Title:  EJE 700
Description:  Photographer, exact date, and location unknown. The Sharks were sold to the B&O in March 1955, I assume this is their movement to them.
Photo Date:  3/1/1955  Upload Date: 4/20/2009 7:28:27 PM
Location:  Unknown, US
Author:  Ryan Kertis
Categories: 
Locomotives:  EJE 700(DR4-4-15)
Views:  1708   Comments: 4
NYC 3803
Title:  NYC 3803
Description:  Photo by Fed Byerly
Photo Date:  7/5/1962  Upload Date: 6/5/2009 2:05:53 PM
Location:  Detroit, MI
Author:  Ryan Kertis
Categories: 
Locomotives:  NYC 3803(DR4-4-15)
Views:  1938   Comments: 0
B&O DR-4-4-1500 4201
Title:  B&O DR-4-4-1500 4201
Description:  B&O DR-4-4-1500 4201, La Grange, Illinois, November 15, 1964, photo by Chuck Zeiler. This locomotive was built by Baldwin as the trailing cab of demonstrator 6001. Previous to October 1948, the styling of the DR-4-4-1500 was known as Babyface to the casual observer, and was first ordered by the CNJ in September 1945, not delivered (because of post-war material and labor shortages) until mid-1947. The only other Babyface DR-4-4-1500's ordered were for the NYC and MP, with no orders from May 1947 to October 1948, when the PRR ordered 26 cabs and 26 boosters. However, the PRR specified a cab units matching their Raymond Loewy-styled Baldwin passenger DR-6-4-2000 units delivered in 1947, which took their styling from the T-1 steam locomotive, a design which earned the diesels the nickname Sharknose. In November 1949, the PRR followed up with an order for eight more cabs and eight more boosters.

With no more orders for the DR-4-4-1500 on the books, in June 1949 Baldwin built demonstrator 6001, an A-B-B-A set, and sent it out on tour. Competing against EMD's F3 and Alco's FA1, no sales were forthcoming, although the tour may have influenced sales in the DR-4-4-1500's sucessor, the RF-16. The demonstrator was sold to the EJ&E December 22, 1950 under a lease-purchase agreement, the cabs were renumbered 700A and 701A (the pictured unit), and the boosters were 700B and 701B. They did not work out well on the EJ&E, and the poorly maintained units were transferred to the EJ&E's sister US Steel owned railroad, the DM&IR. On the DM&IR only two units (a cab and a booster) were found operable, and were renumbered 728-729, but not repainted from the EJ&E orange and green. Because of poor maintenance on the EJ&E, although the DR-4-4-1500's could out-perform matching sets of EMD F-units, their maintenance costs were three times as much. At the end of the EJ&E's lease-purchase agreement in 1955, all four units were sold to the B&O. Delivered to the B&O on March 11, 1955, the DR-4-4-1500's were renumbered 847-847X-849X-849 (the pictured unit was 849), refurbished at the Glenwood Shops (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) during April 1955, and put to work with the Baldwin RF-16's the B&O already had on the property. During 1957, the B&O renumbered the units to 4200-5200-5201-4201, and during 1961 number 4201 was equpipped with a snowplow pilot. It was retired January 31, 1963, traded to EMD on July 3, 1964 for new SD35's, and is pictured here on the Pielet Brothers (scrap yard) setout track across the IHB tracks from EMD's plant.
Photo Date:  11/15/1964  Upload Date: 3/20/2010 10:23:02 AM
Location:  La Grange, IL
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  BO 4201(DR4-4-15)
Views:  2426   Comments: 4
"On Behalf Of Baldwin," Front Cover, 1967
Title:  "On Behalf Of Baldwin," Front Cover, 1967
Description:  Here is the front cover of a nine-page cover article by Jerry A. Pinkepank entitled "On Behalf Of Baldwin." It was published originally on the December 1967 issue of "Trains" magazine. Cover Caption: "Horse Shoe action, J.J. Young, Jr.; Baldwin 6001, H.L. Broadbelt Collection." Pictured at the bottom of the page is #6001, an A-B-B-A demonstrator set of DR-4-4-1500 engines built by the Baldwin Locomotive Works in June of 1949. This set was first owned by the Elgin, Joliet, & Eastern Railroad, but ended up eventually on the Baltimore & Ohio.
Photo Date:  12/1/1967  Upload Date: 7/23/2018 3:08:11 PM
Location:  Eddystone, PA
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BO 4201(DR4-4-15)
Views:  85   Comments: 0
PRR DR-4-4-1500 9570
Title:  PRR DR-4-4-1500 9570
Description:  PRR DR-4-4-1500 9570 across from EMD at La Grange, Illinois on November 15, 1964, photo by Chuck Zeiler. This locomotive was built in March 1949 (c/n 73701), one of 34 DR-4-4-1500 "Sharknose" A units numbered in the 9568A - 9593A and 9700A - 9707A number series. Previous to the PRR order, Baldwin's DR-4-4-1500 was delivered in the "baby face" carbody style. The PRR's initial order of 26 A-units and 26 B-units were delivered in 1949, and a follow-up order for eight A-B sets was placed in 1949 for 1950 delivery. These last eight units introduced yet another refinement; the cab was moved one foot forward, with a corresponding reduction in the length of the nose. Number 9570 is seen here on its last mile, on the Pielet Brothers setout track across the IHB main from EMD's plant in La Grange.
Photo Date:  11/15/1964  Upload Date: 6/27/2009 7:32:52 PM
Location:  La Grange, IL
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  PRR 9570(DR4-4-15)
Views:  1867   Comments: 3
PRR 9572, BF-15, c. 1951
Title:  PRR 9572, BF-15, c. 1951
Description:  Zak. Here is a duplicate 35mm color slide of a photo by Martin S. Zak that was taken at the Horseshoe Curve near Altoona, Pennsylvania, perhaps during 1951. Shown here (L to R) are Pennsylvania Railroad engines #9572 and three more "BF" Class units whose numbers are not recorded. All were built by the Baldwin Locomotive Works. #9572 was built in March of 1949, rated at 1,500 horsepower, and retired in December of 1963 after just 14 years of revenue service. In this context, they're pulling a merchandise freight train around the Curve on their way up the Allegheny Mountains to Gallitzin and points West.
Photo Date:  6/6/1951  Upload Date: 4/30/2019 9:23:42 AM
Location:  ALTOONA (HORSESHOE CURVE), PA
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories: 
Locomotives:  PRR 9572(DR4-4-15)
Views:  82   Comments: 0
"Pennsy" Magazine, October 1955
Title:  "Pennsy" Magazine, October 1955
Description:  Here is the front cover of the October 1955 issue of "Pennsy" magazine. The photographer is not identified. Photo Caption: "Harry O. Lindgren, yard conductor, Chicago Division, has been on the Railroad 18 years. A former football player, his is married, has two daughters, and devotes all of his spare time to his family." Shown here (L to R) are Pennsylvania Railroad engines #9805, #9573, and another unit whose number is not recorded. #9805 is an EF-15A built by EMD in 1951 and rated at 1,500 horsepower. #9573 is a BF-15 built by the Baldwin Locomotive Works in 1949 and rated at 1,500 horsepower.
Photo Date:  10/1/1955  Upload Date: 3/22/2017 5:36:15 PM
Location:  Chicago, IL
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories:  Yard
Locomotives:  PRR 9805(F7A) PRR 9573(DR4-4-15)
Views:  151   Comments: 0
"New Device Levels Mountains," Page 4, 1956
Title:  "New Device Levels Mountains," Page 4, 1956
Description:  Here is page of of a two-page article entitled "New Device 'Levels' Mountains." It was published originally in the September 1956 issue of "Pennsy" magazine, page 4. Top Photo: Shown here is Pennsylvania Railroad engine #9573, a BF-15 built by the Baldwin Locomotive Works in 1949 and rated at 1,500 horsepower. It is heading a mixed-cargo freight train rounding the Horseshoe Curve on its way to Altoona, Enola, and points East.
Photo Date:  9/1/1956  Upload Date: 4/11/2017 1:39:34 PM
Location:  ALTOONA (HORSESHOE CURVE), PA
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories:  Winter
Locomotives:  PRR 9573(DR4-4-15)
Views:  170   Comments: 0
PRR 9574, BF-15, 1962
Title:  PRR 9574, BF-15, 1962
Description:  Wye Switches. Here is an original photo that I took of a Pennsylvania Railroad train at the Wye Switches in Duncansville, Pennsylvania, on 01 August 1962. Shown here (L to R) are PRR engines #9574 and #2008. Both were built by Baldwin Locomotive Works. #9574 is a BF-15 built in 1949 and rated at 1,500 horsepower. #2008 is a BF-16 built in 1951 and rated at 1,600 horsepower. The caboose is #477719. These two Baldwin "Sharks" and the caboose have just come from East Altoona. They are about to cross US Route 22, after which they will stop and back into the Hollidaysburg Yards, pick-up a freight train, and then pull it up the New Portage Branch to Gallitzin and points West.
Photo Date:  8/1/1962  Upload Date: 8/24/2016 3:00:49 PM
Location:  Duncansville, PA
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories: 
Locomotives:  PRR 9574(DR4-4-15) PRR 2008(RF-16A)
Views:  452   Comments: 0
"Pictorial Review of Progress," Page 2, 1953
Title:  "Pictorial Review of Progress," Page 2, 1953
Description:  Here is page two of a 22-page booklet published by the Pennsylvania Railroad entitled "A Pictorial Review of Progress on the Pennsylvania." It was issued originally during March of 1953. Shown here (L to R) are PRR engines #6816 and #9576. #6816 is an M-1B (4-8-2) "Mountain" built by the Baldwin Locomotive Works during 1926 and retired in June of 1959; it is pulling a long string of new hopper cars. #9576 is a BF-15 built by the Baldwin Locomotive Works in 1949 and rated at 1,500 horsepower; it is pulling a long string of new box cars.
Photo Date:  3/1/1953  Upload Date: 5/1/2017 2:30:24 AM
Location:  Altoona, PA
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories:  Winter,Steam
Locomotives:  PRR 6816(4-8-2) PRR 9576(DR4-4-15)
Views:  180   Comments: 0
PRR 2022, BF-16, 1961
Title:  PRR 2022, BF-16, 1961
Description:  Byerly. Here is a duplicate 35mm color slide of a photo by Fred Byerly that was taken in Detroit, Michigan, during June of 1961. Photo Caption: "Baldwin RF-16 #2002, 1600-hp, at Detroit, Mich." Shown here (R to L) are Pennsylvania Railroad engines #2022 and #9576. Both were built by the Baldwin Locomotive Works. #2022 is a BF-16 built in March of 1952, rated at 1,600 horsepower, and retired in January of 1967. #9576 is a BF-15 built in March of 1949, rated at 1,500 horsepower, and retired in December of 1963. This photo comes from a color slide set entitled "Diesels On The Pennsylvania" that's produced and distributed by Blackhawk Films of Davenport, Iowa (819-25).
Photo Date:  6/1/1961  Upload Date: 7/2/2018 1:28:34 AM
Location:  Detroit, MI
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories: 
Locomotives:  PRR 9576(DR4-4-15) PRR 2022(RF-16A)
Views:  324   Comments: 0
PRR 9581, BF-15, 1960
Title:  PRR 9581, BF-15, 1960
Description:  Good Day. Here is an original photo that I took of Pennsylvania Railroad property in Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania, on 25 July 1960. Shown here (R to L) are PRR engines #9581, #9589-B, and #9706. All were built by the Baldwin Locomotive Works and are rated at 1,500 horsepower each. #9581 and 9589-B are BF-15's built in 1949, but #9706 is a BF-15A built in 1950. These locomotives are in the process of backing-up to couple onto the train they will pull up the New Portage Branch Line via the Muleshoe Curve. This photo was taken near the Yard Master's Office, at the very eastern end of South Juniata Street. The PRR's Samuel Rea Shop is in the background. Also visible are the wooden water tower (the last vestige of the "Age of Steam"), as well as several all-steel passenger cars on their way to be scrapped at the PRR's Reclamation Plant in Frankstown. #6 of 12.
Photo Date:  7/25/1960  Upload Date: 6/7/2016 1:22:28 AM
Location:  Hollidaysburg, PA
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories:  Yard
Locomotives:  PRR 9581(DR4-4-15) PRR 9589B(DR4-4-15) PRR 9706(DR4-4-15)
Views:  262   Comments: 0
PRR 9581, BF-15, 1960
Title:  PRR 9581, BF-15, 1960
Description:  Good Day. Here is an original photo that I took of a Pennsylvania Railroad train in Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania, on 25 July 1960. Shown here (F to R) are PRR engines #9581, #9589-B, and #9706. All were built by the Baldwin Locomotive Works and are rated at 1,500 horsepower each. #9581 and 9589-B are BF-15's built in 1949, but #9706 is a BF-15A built in 1950. They are pulling a long string of gondola cars out of the Yard on their way up the New Portage Branch Line to Gallitzin and points West. This photo was taken from the old Union Street Bridge, facing East toward the Samuel Rea Shop. South Juniata Street is visible on the left; a string of vintage gondolas (consigned to maintenance-or-way service) sit next to the moving train; the Madden Boiler Works are on the right in the middle distance. #7 of 12.
Photo Date:  7/25/1960  Upload Date: 6/7/2016 1:24:07 AM
Location:  Hollidaysburg, PA
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories:  Yard
Locomotives:  PRR 9581(DR4-4-15) PRR 9589B(DR4-4-15) PRR 9706(DR4-4-15)
Views:  349   Comments: 0
PRR 9581, BF-15, 1960
Title:  PRR 9581, BF-15, 1960
Description:  Good Day. Here is an original photo that I took of a Pennsylvania Railroad train in Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania, on 25 July 1960. Shown here (R to L) are PRR engines #9581, #9589-B, and #9706. All were built by the Baldwin Locomotive Works and are rated at 1,500 horsepower each. #9581 and 9589-B are BF-15's built in 1949, but #9706 is a BF-15A built in 1950. They are pulling a long string of gondola cars out of the Yard on their way up the New Portage Branch Line to Gallitzin and points West. This photo was taken at the Juniata River Railroad Bridge, near Bedford Street and the Passenger Station. #9 of 12.
Photo Date:  7/25/1960  Upload Date: 6/7/2016 1:36:38 AM
Location:  Hollidaysburg, PA
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories:  Bridge
Locomotives:  PRR 9581(DR4-4-15) PRR 9589B(DR4-4-15) PRR 9706(DR4-4-15)
Views:  362   Comments: 1
PRR 9581, BF-15, 1962
Title:  PRR 9581, BF-15, 1962
Description:  Altoona Action. Here is a duplicate 35mm color slide via Al Chione that was taken in East Altoona, Pennsylvania, during January of 1962. The photographer is not identified. Shown here is Pennsylvania Railroad engine #9581, a BF-15 built by the Baldwin Locomotive Company in May of 1949, rated at 1,500 horsepower, and retired in December of 1963 after just 14 years of revenue service.
Photo Date:  1/23/1962  Upload Date: 8/28/2018 1:33:10 AM
Location:  Altoona (Juniata), PA
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories:  Yard
Locomotives:  PRR 9581(DR4-4-15)
Views:  80   Comments: 0
PRR 9581 DR4-4-1500 Another Shark
Title:  PRR 9581 DR4-4-1500 Another Shark
Description:  Date and location unknown.
Photo Date:  1/2/2012  Upload Date: 1/2/2012 6:09:42 PM
Location:  Peninsula, OH
Author:  Wendy Crim
Categories: 
Locomotives:  PRR 9581(DR4-4-15)
Views:  831   Comments: 0
"Altoona Shops," Page 50, 1996
Title:  "Altoona Shops," Page 50, 1996
Description:  Here is page 33 of a 43-page article by James J.D. Lynch, Jr., entitled "Overview Of The History And Development Of The Pennsylvania Railroad's Altoona Shops." It was published originally in the Autumn 1996 issue of "Keystone" magazine, page 50. Left Column, Second Photo Down: Shown here (R to L) are PRR engines #5824 and another unit whose number is not recorded. Both units were built by the Baldwin Locomotive Works. #5824 was built in 1947 and rated at 2,500 horsepower. They are passing by the Altoona Passenger Station on their way back to East Altoona for yet another helper run up the Allegheny Mountains and back. Right Column, Second Photo Down: Shown here is PRR engine #9583-B, a BF-15 built by the Baldwin Locomotive Works in 1949 and rated at 1,500 horsepower. Photo taken by John Dziobko, Jr., on 25 July 1952.
Photo Date:  9/22/1996  Upload Date: 11/18/2017 3:44:18 PM
Location:  Altoona, PA
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories:  Bridge,Station,Steam,Passenger
Locomotives:  PRR 9583-B(DR4-4-15) PRR 5824(DR12-8-1500/2)
Views:  192   Comments: 0
"Decline & Fall of PRR Steam," Page 4, 1949
Title:  "Decline & Fall of PRR Steam," Page 4, 1949
Description:  Here is a one-page editorial entitled "The decline and fall of PRR steam power." It was published originally in the October 1949 issue of "Trains" magazine, page 4. No author is specified, but the photo is by Bert Pennypacker. Shown here (L to R) are Pennsylvania Railroad engines #9584 and #9524. #9584 is a BF-15 built by the Baldwin Locomotive Works in 1949 and rated at 1,500 horsepower. #9524 is an EF-15 built by EMD in 1948 and rated at 1,500 horsepower. Photo Caption: "Among the latest additions to the Pennsylvania's huge roster of diesels are 26 Baldwin freight units like No. 9584, shown at Enola, Pa. This is the first 1500-horsepower "shark nose" type."
Photo Date:  10/1/1949  Upload Date: 3/20/2017 1:55:01 AM
Location:  Enola, PA
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories: 
Locomotives:  PRR 9584(DR4-4-15) PRR 9524(F3A)
Views:  232   Comments: 0
"Trains" Magazine, November 1950
Title:  "Trains" Magazine, November 1950
Description:  Here is a photo taken by Mr. P.M. Rotzler. It was published originally in the November 1950 issue of "Trains" magazine, page 32. Photo Caption: "Even Pennsylvania's famed Horseshoe Curve, ankle-deep in the cinders of generations of the system's heaviest steam locomotives, fell to the diesel in the 1940 decade. This shark-nosed, four-unit Baldwin is moving to the westbound Altoona yards before going up the Curve." Shown here (R to L) are PRR engines #9588 and three more "BF" Class units whose numbers are not recorded. All were built by the Baldwin Locomotive Works. #9588 is a BF-15 built in June of 1949 and retired in June of 1964 after just 15 years of revenue service.
Photo Date:  11/1/1950  Upload Date: 8/24/2019 3:34:22 AM
Location:  Altoona, PA
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories:  Yard,Signal
Locomotives:  PRR 9588(DR4-4-15)
Views:  9   Comments: 0
PRR 9700, BF-15A, 1964
Title:  PRR 9700, BF-15A, 1964
Description:  8th Street. Here is an original photo that I took of a Pennsylvania Railroad train in Altoona, Pennsylvania, on 12 January 1964. Shown here (R to L) are PRR engines #9700, #2014-B, #9700-B, and #2012. All were built by the Baldwin Locomotive Works. #9700 is a BF-15A built in 1950 and rated at 1,500 horsepower. #2014-B is BF-16 built in 1952 and rated at 1,600 horsepower. #9700-B is a BF-15A built in 1950 and rated at 1,500 horsepower. #2012 is BF-16 built in 1952 and rated at 1,600 horsepower. They are about to pass under the 8th Street Bridge in Juniata with a 100-car coal train destined for Enola and points East. Visible in the immediate background are at least eight cabin cars and PRR engine #7923, an ES-12 built by EMD in 1957 and rated at 1,200 horsepower. Several ALCo road switchers are on the move and will soon pass the Juniata E&M Shop on the far right.
Photo Date:  1/12/1964  Upload Date: 9/13/2016 11:55:02 AM
Location:  Altoona(Juniata), PA
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories:  Bridge,Winter
Locomotives:  PRR 2014-B(RF-16A) PRR 7923(SW1200) PRR 9700-B(DR4-4-15) PRR 2012(RF-16A) PRR 9700(DR4-4-15)
Views:  618   Comments: 0
PRR 9700
Title:  PRR 9700
Description:  Photo by Al Chione
Photo Date:  6/5/1964  Upload Date: 6/5/2009 2:06:37 PM
Location:  Altoona, PA
Author:  Ryan Kertis
Categories: 
Locomotives:  PRR 9700(DR4-4-15)
Views:  1765   Comments: 0
PRR 9700, BF-15A, c. 1964
Title:  PRR 9700, BF-15A, c. 1964
Description:  Byerly. Here is a duplicate 35mm color slide of a photo by Fred Byerly that was taken in Toleod, Ohio, perhaps in 1964. Photo Caption: "Baldwin DR4-4-15 #9700, 1500-hp, at Toledo, Ohio." Shown here (L to R) are Pennsylvania Railroad engines #9700 and two more "Sharks" whose numbers are not recorded. #9700 is a BF-15A built by the Baldwin Locomotive Works in April of 1950, rated at 1,500 horsepower, and retired in February of 1965 after just 15 years of service. This photo comes from a color slide set entitled "Diesels On The Pennsylvania" that's produced and distributed by Blackhawk Films of Davenport, Iowa (819-20).
Photo Date:  9/9/1964  Upload Date: 10/27/2018 2:38:34 AM
Location:  Toledo, OH
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories:  Yard
Locomotives:  PRR 9700(DR4-4-15)
Views:  122   Comments: 0
"Horseshoe Curve," Page 6, 2006
Title:  "Horseshoe Curve," Page 6, 2006
Description:  Here is a photo by Mr. Gary R. Zuters. It was included in a 24-page booklet entitled "World Famous Horseshoe Curve" that was published in 2006 by The Railroad Press, page 6. Partial Caption: "The Baldwin Locomotive Works of Eddystone, Pennsylvania, called them RF-15's, but the rest of the world called them 'Sharknoses' for obvious reasons. Here, a perfectly matched set of A-B-A sharks led by class unit #9700 is thundering uphill with a freight in April 1959." Shown here (L to R) are PRR engines #9700 and two more "BF" Class units whose numbers are not recorded. All were built by Baldwin. #9700 is a BF-15A built in April of 1950, rated at 1,500 horsepower, and retired in February of 1965 after just 15 years of revenue service.
Photo Date:  1/1/2006  Upload Date: 12/15/2017 4:13:55 AM
Location:  ALTOONA (HORSESHOE CURVE), PA
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  PRR 9700(DR4-4-15)
Views:  199   Comments: 1
PRR 9700, BF-15A, 1950
Title:  PRR 9700, BF-15A, 1950
Description:  Here is a builder's photo of Pennsylvania Railroad engine #9700-A, a BF-15A built by the Baldwin Locomotive Works. Built in 1950 for freight service, each unit is rated at 1,500 horsepower.
Photo Date:  5/23/2016  Upload Date: 5/24/2016 1:31:05 AM
Location:  Altoona, PA
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories: 
Locomotives:  PRR 9700(DR4-4-15)
Views:  369   Comments: 0
PRR 9700, BF-15A, 1950
Title:  PRR 9700, BF-15A, 1950
Description:  Here is a builder's photo of Pennsylvania Railroad engine #9700-A, a BF-15A built by the Baldwin Locomotive Works. Built in 1950 for freight service, each unit is rated at 1,500 horsepower.
Photo Date:  5/23/2016  Upload Date: 5/24/2016 1:33:22 AM
Location:  Altoona, PA
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories: 
Locomotives:  PRR 9700(DR4-4-15)
Views:  274   Comments: 0
PRR 9701, BF-15A, 1956
Title:  PRR 9701, BF-15A, 1956
Description:  Oil Power. Here is a duplicate 35mm color slide by an unidentified photographer. Shown here (L to R) are Pennsylvania Railroad engines #9701 and a "Shark" B-unit whose number is not recorded. #9701 is a BF-15A built by the Baldwin Locomotive Works in 1950 and rated at 1,500 horsepower. The date and the location are approximations.
Photo Date:  8/15/1956  Upload Date: 2/23/2018 8:30:20 PM
Location:  Enola, PA
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories:  Yard
Locomotives:  PRR 9701(DR4-4-15)
Views:  217   Comments: 0
PRR 9739, BF-16, 1964
Title:  PRR 9739, BF-16, 1964
Description:  4th Street. Here is an original photo that I took of a Pennsylvania Railroad train in Altoona, Pennsylvania, on 23 September 1964. Shown here are PRR engines #9739, #2008-B, and #9701. All were built by the Baldwin Locomotive Works. #9739 and #2008-B are BF-16's built in 1951 and rated at 1,600 horsepower each. #9701 is a BF-15A built in 1950 and rated at 1,500 horsepower. They are stopped just short of the 4th Street Bridge, awaiting orders to pull a mixed-cargo freight train up the Allegheny Mountains via the Horseshoe Curve to Gallitzin and points West. Visible on the right is Altoona's one-track loading and unloading facility for TrucTrain flatcars. Photo taken from the 4th Street Bridge.
Photo Date:  9/23/1964  Upload Date: 10/1/2016 1:28:25 AM
Location:  Altoona, PA
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories:  Bridge,Yard,Track
Locomotives:  PRR 9739(RF-16A) PRR 2008-B(RF-16A) PRR 9701(DR4-4-15)
Views:  577   Comments: 1
PRR 9702, BF-15A, c. 1953
Title:  PRR 9702, BF-15A, c. 1953
Description:  Here is an original photo taken by Doug C. Jones in and about Orangeville, Maryland, perhaps during 1953. Shown here (R to L) are Pennsylvania Railroad engines #9702 and two more "Sharks" whose numbers are not recorded. #9702 is a BF-15A built by the Baldwin Locomotive Works in May of 1950, rated at 1,500 horsepower, and retired in February of 1965.
Photo Date:  8/15/1953  Upload Date: 7/22/2018 3:26:38 AM
Location:  Orangeville, MD
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories: 
Locomotives:  PRR 9702(DR4-4-15)
Views:  98   Comments: 0
PRR 9702, BF-15A, c. 1953
Title:  PRR 9702, BF-15A, c. 1953
Description:  Here is an original photo taken by Doug C. Jones in and about Orangeville, Maryland, perhaps during 1953. Shown here (R to L) are Pennsylvania Railroad engines #9702 and two more "Sharks" whose numbers are not recorded. #9702 is a BF-15A built by the Baldwin Locomotive Works in May of 1950, rated at 1,500 horsepower, and retired in February of 1965.
Photo Date:  8/15/1953  Upload Date: 7/22/2018 3:27:35 AM
Location:  Orangeville, MD
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories: 
Locomotives:  PRR 9702(DR4-4-15)
Views:  91   Comments: 0
PRR 9702, BF-15A, c. 1953
Title:  PRR 9702, BF-15A, c. 1953
Description:  Here is an original photo taken by Doug C. Jones in and about Orangeville, Maryland, perhaps during 1953. Shown here is the front end of Pennsylvania Railroad engine #9702, a BF-15A built by the Baldwin Locomotive Works in May of 1950, rated at 1,500 horsepower, and retired in February of 1965.
Photo Date:  8/15/1953  Upload Date: 7/22/2018 3:28:38 AM
Location:  Orangeville, MD
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories: 
Locomotives:  PRR 9702(DR4-4-15)
Views:  61   Comments: 0
PRR 9702, BF-15A, c. 1953
Title:  PRR 9702, BF-15A, c. 1953
Description:  Here is an original photo taken by Doug C. Jones in and about Orangeville, Maryland, perhaps during 1953. Shown here is the front end of Pennsylvania Railroad engine #9702, a BF-15A built by the Baldwin Locomotive Works in May of 1950, rated at 1,500 horsepower, and retired in February of 1965. It's flanked on the left by coal-burners, and on the right by oil burners!
Photo Date:  8/15/1953  Upload Date: 7/22/2018 3:30:08 AM
Location:  Orangeville, MD
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories:  Yard,Steam,Track
Locomotives:  PRR 9702(DR4-4-15)
Views:  65   Comments: 0
PRR 9552, EH-15, c. 1950
Title:  PRR 9552, EH-15, c. 1950
Description:  Oil Power. Here is a duplicate 35mm color slide of four Pennsylvania Railroad diesel electric locomotives that were built by four different manufacturers: #9552, #9702, #9627, and #9492. #9552 was built by GM-EMD as an EH-15 in December of 1948, rated at 1,500 horsepower, later converted to an EF-15A, and retired in August of 1964. #9702 is a BF-15A built by the Baldwin Locomotive Works during May of 1950, rated at 1,500 horsepower, and retired in February of 1965. #9627 is an AF-16 built by the American Locomotive Company during December of 1951, rated at 1,600 horsepower, and retired in January of 1967. And #9692 is an FF-16 built by Fairbanks-Morse during October of 1950, rated at 1,600 horsepower, and retired in April of 1965. The photographer's name, the date, and the location are not recorded.
Photo Date:  7/7/1960  Upload Date: 12/23/2018 1:42:51 AM
Location:  Cresson, PA
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories:  Yard
Locomotives:  PRR 9552(F3A) PRR 9702(DR4-4-15) PRR 9627(FA2) PRR 9492(CFA16-4)
Views:  228   Comments: 1
PRR 2005, BF-16, 1962
Title:  PRR 2005, BF-16, 1962
Description:  12th Street. Here is an original photo that I took of Pennsylvania Railroad trains in Altoona, Pennsylvania, on 24 September 1962. Shown here are PRR engines #2005, #9705-B, and #9724. All were built by the Baldwin Locomotive Works. #2005 and #9724 are BF-16's built in 1951 and rated at 1,600 horsepower each. #9705-B is a BF-15A built in 1950 and rated at 1,500 horsepower. They are stopped in front of the Altoona Passenger Station, while the crew awaits permission to proceed up the Allegheny Mountains via the Horseshoe Curve to Gallitzin and points West..
Photo Date:  9/24/1962  Upload Date: 10/13/2016 12:24:12 AM
Location:  Altoona, PA
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories:  Bridge
Locomotives:  PRR 2005(RF-16A) PRR 9705-B(DR4-4-15) PRR 9724(RF-16A)
Views:  608   Comments: 0


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